Kim Pullen founded Church & State Wines in 2004 with the goal of producing the highest quality wines possible. In 2005 Church & State Wines expanded to include the Okanagan Valley, farming 100 acres in the Oliver-Osoyoos corridor, and opening a second winery on the Coyote Bowl vineyard at the famed Coyote Bowl Vineyard.
Kim has surrounded himself with top winemakers and vineyard professionals, each mutually believing in setting a very high standard of quality. Setting this standard of quality resulted in the disposal of 17,000 cases of wine originally acquired when Kim purchased the winery, which did not meet that standard.
This commitment to quality resulted in Church & State being recognized as the Most Improved Winery in 2006, then being short-listed for Canadian Winery of the Year by the largest International Wine Competition in Europe in 2008, and named winery to watch in 2009. In 2012, Kim met his goal of being named one of the top three wineries in B.C. by Wine Access Magazine at the 2012 Canadian Wine Awards.